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Demise of Netscape Voted Most Significant Mozilla Event of 2003

Sunday January 11th, 2004

Last month, we asked you what you thought was the most significant event for the Mozilla project in 2003. The top choice was the demise of Netscape, which received 35% of the 1,947 votes cast. The launch of the Mozilla Foundation came second, with 29%, followed by the new end user focus (16%) and the new Roadmap (12%). The Firebird naming conflict finished in last place, with only 4% of voters considering it to be the most important event of last year.

For our first poll of 2004, we've picked five of the most popular Mozilla development books and want you to tell us which you think is the best. Choose from the Netscape Mozilla Source Code Guide, Essential XUL Programming, Creating Applications with Mozilla, Creating XPCOM Components or Rapid Application Development with Mozilla and watch the results to see which Mozilla book other readers favour.


#30 Re: bugs?

by bzbarsky

Tuesday January 13th, 2004 7:28 PM

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> implementing some of TBP's and TBE's functionality into FB

Perhaps the FB devs simply don't want that functionality?

The last bit of TBE I looked at was extremely buggy (view source in a tab). Buggy enough that it would need a complete rewrite to be even considered for checkin into any mozilla.org tree.

I also suspect the FB devs are focusing on things other than duplicating extension functionlity (eg downloading issues, the extension management system, etc.)

Finally, there is no way to make yourself hated by extension writers as quickly as when you start coopting extensions.... and the moral issues involved therein are a subject for thought, of course.